by Pallavi Purani

edible gifts

White Chocolate Rocky Road

White Chocolate Rocky Road

Rocky road are fabulous for dessert tables, edible gifts and road trips too. It is an assortment of nuts, marshmallow, cookies and chocolate.

Homemade Strawberry Butterscotch Chocolates

Homemade Strawberry Butterscotch Chocolates

Ohh the hullabaloo around homemade chocolate was so huge that I got caught up and made a batch for a little girl’s 1st Birthday Dessert table. Dessert tables are so much fun. They have bite sized dessert portions and look delectable. I made strawberry flavoured chocolates with butterscotch filling. Morde strawberry compound came in handy for the punk pink colour that we needed. However this compound is little tricky to work with. The usual tempering temperatures for white chocolate do not work for this. I used the seeding method to temper it. Also I made it on probably one of…

Vegetable Stock

Vegetable Stock

I have made a variety of stocks in my kitchen over the years. Throwing the stalks of vegetables and cobs of the corn are a painful part of vegetable cleaning. They make the vegetable what it is.

Chocolate Dipped chips

Chocolate Dipped chips

There is something so so intriguing about potato chips dunked in dark chocolate. I made these some years back for snacking during a brunch at home. The best chip with dark chocolate has been Uncle chips, by far. The masala on the chips is a gorgeous contrast against the dark chocolate.

Eggless Funfetti Oreo Muffins

Eggless Funfetti Oreo Muffins

There are all things I love in the title itself. Funfetti is happily colourful and oreo is probably the best cookie to bake with. One hot hot summer afternoon I took a tiny break from work and look for stuff in my baking trunk. I found a big bag of sprinkles/funfetti and square muffin tray. I knew I had strawberry oreos, curd and flours… voila that is all you need.

Pomegranate Cheese Dip

Pomegranate Cheese Dip

I saw this lovely picture and recipe for a cheese dip which is rolled in a ball and covered in Pomegranate seeds. This creamy delight can be had with crackers or nacho chips with friends and family around. It is an engaging appetizer. To my surprise, everyone loved it in the first go. 🙂 I also found a version of this dip on My Persian Kitchen.

Egg-less Fresh Coconut cake

Egg-less Fresh Coconut cake

Do you know of someone who does not like fresh coconut in a cooked form? I am that person, hence no Goan, Malwani, Thai delicacies for me. The only way I can enjoy fresh coconut is this cake. I used this cake as the base for husband’s birthday. The sponge was a delight was worked like magic potion for P who is a coconut lover.

Eggless Oreo-Vanilla Sheet cake

Eggless Oreo-Vanilla Sheet cake

vanilla is a crowd pleasing flavour while Oreo’s are world’s best selling cookies. [Refer] So when I saw orange flavoured oreo’s in the market, I knew they had to find a way to be baked in a cake. Sheet cakes are basically cakes made in a tray. You can serve the cake from the tray itself most of the times. They may or may not have a frosting. This cake is prefect for sending to school, make ahead for guests, for a picnic or even an edible gift.

P: Pistachio Squares

P: Pistachio Squares

I read a wonderful recipe on good food online. I love chocolate, I love pistachio and this one has the best of both <3 I drew inspiration from this one and churned my own version 🙂

D: Drunken Cookies

D: Drunken Cookies

For one the the exhibitions I made these Whiskey cookies with nutella topping. They are well appreciated 🙂